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Forest Management Training

EBA

TRAINING OPPORTUNITY

Forest Management Training

Two training courses on forest rehabilitation will be available in October 2016. One will be a two-week high level course and the other a one-week basic chainsaw / tree felling course.

Training will be to UK LANTRA standard and will be led by a certified trainer from the UK. See https://www.lantra.co.uk/awards/working-trees-and-chainsaws-training-and-qualifications

Training to include:

i) Chainsaw maintenance and cross cutting

ii) Felling of trees – use of directional felling techniques

iii) Removal of branches and breakdown crowns using a chainsaw,

iv) Elements of assisted felling specifically the use of winches and pulleys

v) Clearing-saw use and maintenance

vi) Basic training in aerial work (climbing and limb removal)

vii) Application of these methods in forest rehabilitation

The training will be

• 10th to 21st October (two weeks) on Mahe

• 24th -28th October on Praslin (subject to demand on Praslin).

The project will provide equipment for the training, including saws, Personal Protective Equipment and accessories.

Training is under the GOS-UNDP-GEF Programme Coordination Unit in Seychelles Adaptation Fund project Ecosystem-based adaptation to climate change in Seychelles (EBA) project. The project will rehabilitate forest by careful removal of non-native species. Participants will be expected to take a role in the project after training.

Applications are now invited from individuals who work in natural resource management (either in Government, NGOs or as private contractors) who can demonstrate they will use the training in collaboration with project initiatives.

For more information or on application form, contact James Millett at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone 4225914.

To download the application form, click here.

Completed application forms must be received by Friday 23rd September 2016.

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